Public Movement workshop with Omer Krieger and Dana Yahalomi
Public Movement explores the political and aesthetic possibilities residing in a group of people acting together. The movement operates in public spaces, studies and creates public choreographies, forms of social order, overt and covert rituals. Among Public Movement's actions in the past and in the future: manifestations of presence, fictional acts of hatred, new folk dances, synchronized procedures of movement, spectacles, marches, inventing and reenacting moments in the life of individuals, communities, social institutions, peoples, states, and of humanity.
During the workshop we will investigate what kind of physical knowledge exists in our bodies as political beings. What is the dance of a citizen? How does the State perform? What is the responsibility of the artist? What is to be done? What is 'public', who is 'the public' and which choreographies does it perform? When we look at demonstrations, folk dances or street fights, we can notice they all have repetitive choreographic elements. Who invented those movements? Who is the choreographer?
Together, we will explore the different possibilities of moving as a group in public space, experimenting with notions such as conflict, the political body and the embodiment of politics. We will observe and construct political situations while studying together moments in the political geography of Stockholm: past, present and future. We will ask ourselves what are the physical manifestations of politics and the political in the specific time and place we are at. Reflecting on a geopolitical map of Stockholm, we will identify the socially charged spots of the city and manifest our presence.
Participants: The workshop is addressed to citizens, artists, activists, performers, patriots, thinkers, dancers, republicans, critics, cosmopolitans, asylum seekers, monarchists, choreographers, social engineers, nationalists, members of groups and individuals.
Public Movement was founded in November 2006 by Dana Yahalomi and Omer Krieger, and has since taken responsibility for the following actions: Accident (2006), Ceremony (2007), The Israel Museum (2007), Also Thus! (Acco, 2007), Rally (Rabin Square, 2007), Operation Free Holon, Change of Guard (With Dani Karavan, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art), Public Movement House (MoBY, Bat-Yam Museum of Art), The 86th Anniversary of the assassination of president Gabriel Narutowicz by the painter Eligiusz Niewiadomski (National Gallery of Art Zacheta, Warsaw), Spring in Warsaw (2009), Performing Politics for Germany (2010), First of May Riots (Berlin, 2011), University Exercise (Heidelberg University, 2011), Exercise in Citizenship (Tel Aviv University, 2011) and The Reenactment of the Mount Herzl Terrorist Attack (Upcoming).
Time and date: june 15-23 (19th is a free day) about 5 hours per day.
Presentation by Dana and Omer June 20th in the evening.
The workshop is free and is given for 10-15 participants. It´s important you participate all through the workshop.
To register you send a cv no later than june 6th to email@example.com Wait for an confirmation.
The workshop is an initiative by Pontus Pettersson in collaboration with Weld
Weld, Norrtullsgatan 7, tube Odenplan, 11329 Stockholm, firstname.lastname@example.org